Trend-conscious travellers and adventurers looking for new destinations to explore are advised to check out just why Dundee is increasingly recognised as Scotland's "Capital of Cool". As the first UK city to host a Victoria and Albert museum outside of London, Dundee is an obvious visitor attraction for kids and adults. The city has also been recognised as a UNESCO City of Design and is home to a number of outstanding museums. If that's not enough to inspire a visit, it has to be said that Dundee and Angus countryside happens to be the sunniest spot in Scotland! There are regular flights into the local airport of Dundee from London Stansted, so Londoners could be hiking the Highlands within a couple of hours of quitting work on Fridays.
Dundee Airport is located just a couple of miles from the city centre and is just a five minute cab ride away from the town's main railway station. The airport also has parking and pick up/drop off facilities, alongside taxi services for passengers arriving on scheduled flights.
Flights to Dundee are operated by LoganAir which flies between London Stansted and Dundee on a regular basis. Travellers seeking flights from other regional, European or international destinations will find Aberdeen Airport offers more direct services and regular flights and is just a short hop away from Dundee.
There are lots of activities and tourist attractions in Dundee, and the city is compact in size so easy to explore on foot. Active visitors will discover the region offers some of the best hill walking and hiking adventures, while keen golfers can opt for a wide selection of excellent courses to play. This area is renowned for outstanding beaches and expanses of open land. Broughty Ferry is just outside Dundee and is a good example of a local fishing village and home to Broughty Castle and Museum which are well worth a visit.
There are lots of reasons Dundee was awarded the UK's first UNESCO City of Design title, not least due to some of the more hidden secrets of this destination. The Dundee Treasure Trail is one of these little-known secrets and offers visitors a real insight into the history and culture of the town. Londoners planning flights to Dundee should take advantage of the speedy Stansted Express service to travel to their departure airport.